StorSimple

Microsoft Azure StorSimple Manager allows you to centrally manage all your StorSimple devices from Azure Portal. It provides the ability to configure and monitor devices, provision storage, setup backup and recovery to any other managed device with a simple to use interface.

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  1. Allow modification of Backup retention on StorSimple Virtual 1200

    Currently an automatic backup happens every day at a time you select and kept for roughly 10 years. this could create an awful lot of data in Azure that you don't need and don't want to pay for.
    Please allow Backup policy modifications.

    95 votes
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      under review  ·  4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add SMB shares to physical appliances

      A lot of companies don't want to introduce iSCSI to their network infrastructure, making StorSimple really hard to sell. They like the idea for fileservers, and appreciate the redundancy a physical device can deliver.
      Basically they're looking for StorSimple Virtual Array functionality, in the physical appliances: SMB Shares

      95 votes
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      • Support clustering of StorSimple appliances

        Allow multiple StorSimple appliances to be clustered (use an IB link or something between them to keep data in sync) for automatic failover in the event the primary node fails or needs to be taken offline.

        84 votes
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          under review  ·  6 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Ability to resize the virtual disk on the StorSimple Virtual Array 1200

          Currently once you have created the 1200 you can't resize the underlying virtual disk which is very limiting. You would have to delete the whole array and recover to a new one.

          75 votes
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          • Allow resizing of shares on StorSimple Virtual Array 1200

            Currently once a share is created it cannot be be made larger even if there is free space on the array/cloud.

            If a share fills up you have to create a whole new share and redirect users which is very inconvenient.

            72 votes
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              planned  ·  2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Increase the maximum number of files per share and per virtual array

              1 Million files per share MAX limit is not realistic for shares that can be up to 20TB in size. 1 Million files isn't enough to accommodate your average file share on a file server.

              Also, 4 Million files per StorSimple Virtual Array is also extremely limiting.

              It would be very useful of these limits were raised significantly.

              62 votes
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              • Support StorSimple Virtual Appliance in ARM Virtual Network

                Currently the StorSimple Virtual Applicances 8010 and 8020 only support ASM Virtual Network but that's not the way to go forward. This limitation requires me to setup a VNet-to-VNet gateway.

                59 votes
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                  started  ·  3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Support running StorSimple Virtual Array as Azure VM

                  This request is not for disaster recovery like SSCA does.

                  I want to use brand-new SSVA as Azure VM to build mid size of file server on my Azure virtual network.
                  As you know, Azure VM just support 1023GB x N size of attached storage and we can scale N to max 64 but we need G5 or GS5. It is so expensive.

                  If I can use SSVA on DS3 or D3, for example, I can build max 64TB (one volume or file share limit to 20TB) file server or iSCSI storage and also backup and recovery is very easy.…

                  53 votes
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                    planned  ·  3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Manage StorSimple appliances from new Azure portal

                    The old StorSimple manager in the classic portal lacks the ability to easily perform certain functions. Such as a custom name for your backup policies, custom reports etc. The user experience is poor.

                    49 votes
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                      started  ·  1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • StorSimple Virtual Array Bandwidth Limitations

                      Implement ability to limit bandwidth utilization overall and on a schedule

                      41 votes
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                        under review  ·  3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Support role based access for management

                        Need ability to have support of different roles and access for tasks based on those roles.

                        40 votes
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                          started  ·  1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • File Recovery

                          Ability to restore individual files without having to use VSS or mounting of a snapshot. Would improve the experience especially when one of SS main sales pitch is File Server data.

                          37 votes
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                          • StorSimple as a Backup Target for DPM

                            Similar to Veritas and Veeam, provide support for DPM

                            34 votes
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                            • StorSimple as Virtual Tape Library

                              As written here http://feedback.azure.com/forums/258995-azure-backup-and-scdpm/suggestions/6831679-storsimple (sorry for cross-posting) I think the StorSimple Device is perfectly suited to act as a Virtual Tape Library i. e. for DPM.
                              Maybe something for future releases.

                              32 votes
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                                under review  ·  2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Command to test the network transfer rate.

                                A command would be interesting to validate the transfer rate of files to the internet.

                                22 votes
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                                • Allow physical StorSimple appliances for CSP subscriptions

                                  My understanding is that currently, StorSimple physical appliances can only be used on an EA subscription. As a Direct CSP, my company is helping a lot of customers migrate from EA to CSP because of all the value added capabilities with CSP vs EA. The problem is that if a customer has a physical StorSimple device (which means they have to be on an Azure EA subscription), we cannot even connect that physical applicance to a CSP subscription - even if we could, there is no way to migrate the StorSimple data from one subscription to another.

                                  So, what I'm…

                                  21 votes
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                                  • Support an automatic lazy write to Azure

                                    The StorSimple appliances should be able to automatically support a lazy write to Azure for all data changing on the appliance. This would help protect data in a more timely manner than a cloud snapshot.

                                    21 votes
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                                      under review  ·  2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • StorSimple as WORM Storage

                                      One customer of me asked if it is possible to save data in a way that the saved data is audit compliant (change of data written to StorSimple not possible, i. e. for accounting data). Actually 3rd party software needed.

                                      Maybe an option for a future release.

                                      21 votes
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                                      • PowerShell command to collect "Used Cloud Storage"

                                        My customer need PowerShell command to collect "Used Cloud Storage" of StorSimple, because they want to make their original report around StorSimple.

                                        Could you provide us the such kind of PowerShell command for future ?

                                        19 votes
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                                        • Enable files auditing on SVA (FS MODE)

                                          Know who make any operation(Add, Delete, Modify,...) on the file share from SVA

                                          19 votes
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